The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 233 166
Rank change year-on-year +27 -67  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 204 243 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.39% 1.32% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 4.21% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 169 211 326
Median salary £35,000 £41,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.66% +8.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4165 5773 6708
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.36% 31.41% 31.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3390 4657 5139
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +48 72 £40,000 - 4
Kent +41 44 £25,500 +10.86% 4
Berkshire +1 24 £44,500 -3.78% 6
West Sussex +18 20 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 19 £35,000 -15.66% 4
Hampshire -36 16 £39,500 -2.46% 5
Oxfordshire +12 9 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Middlesex +5 2 £37,500 -25.00%
East Sussex +2 1 £28,750 -30.40%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 434 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 332 (76.50%) Windows
3 305 (70.28%) Microsoft
4 294 (67.74%) Active Directory
5 220 (50.69%) Windows Server
6 213 (49.08%) VMware
7 138 (31.80%) Office 365
8 137 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 136 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
10 135 (31.11%) MCP
11 133 (30.65%) MCSA
12 128 (29.49%) MS Exchange
13 127 (29.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 126 (29.03%) SQL Server
15 118 (27.19%) CCNA
16 116 (26.73%) Hyper-V
17 115 (26.50%) SQL
18 109 (25.12%) Cisco
19 107 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
20 104 (23.96%) Microsoft Office
20 104 (23.96%) ITIL
21 101 (23.27%) Firewall
22 95 (21.89%) Citrix
23 83 (19.12%) WAN
24 79 (18.20%) LAN
25 78 (17.97%) PowerShell
25 78 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
26 74 (17.05%) Windows 7
27 73 (16.82%) DNS
27 73 (16.82%) SAN

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 128 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 68 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 66 (15.21%) SharePoint
4 49 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (8.06%) IIS
6 32 (7.37%) Skype for Business
7 26 (5.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.92%) Apache
15 4 (0.92%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 104 (23.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 138 (31.80%) Office 365
2 78 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.07%) IaaS
4 9 (2.07%) PaaS
5 5 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 101 (23.27%) Firewall
2 83 (19.12%) WAN
3 79 (18.20%) LAN
4 73 (16.82%) DNS
4 73 (16.82%) SAN
5 67 (15.44%) TCP/IP
6 60 (13.82%) DHCP
7 28 (6.45%) Network Security
8 27 (6.22%) Internet
9 26 (5.99%) VoIP
10 23 (5.30%) Skype
11 22 (5.07%) SMTP
11 22 (5.07%) VPN
12 18 (4.15%) NAS
13 15 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (3.23%) SNMP
15 13 (3.00%) VLAN
16 11 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (2.30%) Unified Communications
17 10 (2.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.61%) Redis
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.15%) OLAP
9 5 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (5.30%) JIRA
2 11 (2.53%) WinDbg
3 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.92%) MSI
5 3 (0.69%) Redmine
General
1 44 (10.14%) Finance
2 13 (3.00%) Back Office
3 7 (1.61%) Banking
3 7 (1.61%) Legal
4 6 (1.38%) Games
5 5 (1.15%) Local Government
5 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.92%) Electronics
6 4 (0.92%) French Language
6 4 (0.92%) German Language
6 4 (0.92%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (0.92%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.69%) Automotive
7 3 (0.69%) Law
7 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (22.81%) Support Engineer
2 63 (14.52%) IT Support
3 57 (13.13%) Analyst
4 55 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 53 (12.21%) IT Engineer
6 48 (11.06%) Consultant
7 45 (10.37%) Administrator
8 41 (9.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (8.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 36 (8.29%) Support Analyst
11 33 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 24 (5.53%) Windows Engineer
13 22 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (4.84%) SharePoint Administrator
15 20 (4.61%) 1st Line Engineer
15 20 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 19 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support
16 19 (4.38%) IT Consultant
17 18 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.22%) .NET
2 21 (4.84%) ASP.NET
2 21 (4.84%) CSS
3 16 (3.69%) XSLT
4 10 (2.30%) HTML
4 10 (2.30%) Regular Expression
5 8 (1.84%) jQuery
6 7 (1.61%) Software Packaging
7 5 (1.15%) Web Services
8 3 (0.69%) CSS3
8 3 (0.69%) HTML5
8 3 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.46%) Middleware
10 1 (0.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.91%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.68%) Driving Licence
4 23 (5.30%) Clustering
5 20 (4.61%) Replication
6 14 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.30%) EMC VNX
7 10 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.07%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.38%) iPhone
10 6 (1.38%) PKI
11 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.69%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 332 (76.50%) Windows
2 220 (50.69%) Windows Server
3 127 (29.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 107 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (17.05%) Windows 7
6 51 (11.75%) Linux
7 50 (11.52%) Windows 10
8 38 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (6.68%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.46%) Ubuntu
11 13 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.76%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.07%) Unix
14 8 (1.84%) Android
14 8 (1.84%) CentOS
15 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.92%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (23.96%) ITIL
2 46 (10.60%) High Availability
3 43 (9.91%) Performance Tuning
4 31 (7.14%) Migration
5 29 (6.68%) PRINCE2
6 27 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.22%) Time Management
7 21 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (4.61%) Mentoring
8 20 (4.61%) Statistics
9 19 (4.38%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.69%) ITIL V3
11 15 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (3.46%) Patch Management
12 14 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.00%) Information Security
13 13 (3.00%) Problem Management
14 12 (2.76%) Release Management
14 12 (2.76%) TOGAF
15 11 (2.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (26.50%) SQL
2 78 (17.97%) PowerShell
3 31 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.46%) Python
4 15 (3.46%) VBScript
5 11 (2.53%) C
5 11 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.15%) C#
8 4 (0.92%) C++
9 3 (0.69%) Korn
10 2 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 434 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (31.11%) MCP
4 133 (30.65%) MCSA
5 118 (27.19%) CCNA
6 49 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (10.60%) MCITP
8 40 (9.22%) Degree
9 33 (7.60%) CCA
9 33 (7.60%) Citrix Certification
10 23 (5.30%) A+ Certification
10 23 (5.30%) CCNP
11 16 (3.69%) MCTS
12 15 (3.46%) CISSP
13 14 (3.23%) MCDST
13 14 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (3.23%) Security Cleared
14 13 (3.00%) CompTIA Security+
14 13 (3.00%) Security+ Certification
15 11 (2.53%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.37%) SLA
2 24 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (5.30%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.53%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.38%) GPG13
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 294 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 137 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (26.73%) Hyper-V
4 37 (8.53%) vSphere
4 37 (8.53%) XenApp
5 17 (3.92%) ISA Server
6 14 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.07%) MetaFrame
9 7 (1.61%) Docker
9 7 (1.61%) Samba
10 6 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.38%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.15%) UAG
12 4 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.69%) NFS
13 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 44 (10.14%) SCCM
2 13 (3.00%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.07%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.84%) WSUS
5 7 (1.61%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.61%) Nagios
5 7 (1.61%) Pingdom
6 4 (0.92%) Ansible
6 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.92%) Puppet
6 4 (0.92%) SCOM
6 4 (0.92%) Sysprep
7 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.69%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.46%) SCSM
8 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 305 (70.28%) Microsoft
2 213 (49.08%) VMware
3 109 (25.12%) Cisco
4 95 (21.89%) Citrix
5 65 (14.98%) HP
6 33 (7.60%) Dell
7 24 (5.53%) Veeam
8 21 (4.84%) EMC
9 15 (3.46%) NetApp
10 14 (3.23%) SonicWALL
11 12 (2.76%) Aruba
12 11 (2.53%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.07%) IBM
14 8 (1.84%) CA
14 8 (1.84%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.61%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.61%) Juniper
15 7 (1.61%) New Relic
16 6 (1.38%) LogRhythm
16 6 (1.38%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Slough and Eton School
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £36000 - £46000 per annum + £10000 bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Treloars
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + flexible working + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Folkestone
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £50001 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago